University Senate                                                                      Proposed: January 26, 2006

 

                                                                                                Adopted:

 

 

 

RESOLUTION TO REDUCE THE FREQUENCY OF SENATE REAPPORTIONMENT FOR TENURED FACULTY AND STUDENT SEATS

 

 

WHEREAS      reapportionment of Senate seats mandated under University Statutes Sections 21a and 21b aims to reflect changes in the relative size of the Faculties and Schools; and

 

WHEREAS      these changes vary minimally over short intervals and have minimal impact on the size of a delegation of Senators from any Faculty or School; and

 

WHEREAS      efficiency of Senate operations is improved by reapportioning Senate seats every five years rather than every two years;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED       that reapportionment be carried out every five years and that the University's Board of Trustees be respectfully requested to amend the University Statutes to carry out the intent of this resolution.

 

Proponent:

Structure and Operations Committee